Blockchain technology has shown that it has several use cases, with one of its most effective applications emerging in the gaming industry. Blockchain technology is increasingly being used to make in-game purchases, create and manage in-game currency accounts, and as a payment mechanism.
So how would a blockchain function? It can be utilized to manage player rewards such as coins, gems, and other in-game collectibles. Blockchain technology can also be used to create and run games or as a game itself. The most prominent example of this use case is the game CryptoKitties, which can be considered one of the most important examples of blockchain-based games. CryptoKitties is a blockchain-based game in which players can collect and trade or sell different types of virtual cats.
ChainGuardians is one such entrant in the blockchain-based gaming ecosystem.
A Brief Introduction To ChainGuardians
ChainGuardians brings something to the crypto sector that users have wanted for long. The game introduces anime characters into the industry with its anime-meets-cryptocurrency-themed blockchain-based collectible game. The game is powered by blockchain technology and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The team behind ChainGuardians hopes to bring to the blockchain and NFT community a unique gaming experience through an ecosystem that the community has not seen before.
The team hopes that ChainGuardians can create an ecosystem that promotes competitive gaming through chain analysis technology. Advanced game economics would integrate any player’s NFT holdings and cryptocurrency to allow players to experience expendable multi-blockchain worlds.
The team also hopes to develop a platform capable of functioning on existing or creating virtual worlds or a separate entity.
The ChainGuardians platform includes assets such as armor, weapons, supporting characters, and digital or crypto collectibles. All assets can be deployed in the game and are represented as unique ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. This ensures that all assets are unique and also prevents counterfeiting or duplication. The assets are also limited in quantity which translates to scarcity and higher value in the marketplaces. Users can buy and sell these assets on secondary NFT markets as well.
How Is ChainGuardians Different From Other Blockchain-Based Games?
There are several other blockchain-based games. However, the concept of “Pay to Win” has been a consistent problem that many games face. The concept acts as a barrier to the entry of new players and stops games from realizing their full potential. However, ChainGuardians is different for the following reasons.
- The constant development of game content and playability
- The inclusion of multiple game modes, including player vs. player
- The implementation of a loyalty reward system and a bot prevention system
- Competitions and events to encourage user participation.
- Listening to the community and taking regular feedback.
- The regular balancing of guardians, characters, and game economy
- The concept of “Bring your NFT”
- Regular in-game testing and balancing.
What Are The Games Present On The Platform?
There are two primary games on the ChainGuardians platform, The ChainGuardians RPG and the ChainGuardians NFT mining game.
The ChainGuardians RPG
The ChainGuardians RPG enables players to earn rewards from the platform. Players can also earn ChainGuardian Credit (CGC) tokens through in-game achievements like competing and winning against other players and increasing their character level. Progress in the game also helps players earn in-game assets like armaments and credits.
These assets help increase the strength of their character, and if a player is not active on the platform, it will factor in character attributes and conduct AI battles.
The ChainGuardian Credits (CGC) that players earn can be exchanged for ChainGuardian Governance (CGG) tokens. Players can also use the tokens to access other services on the platform. It is also a governance token, so its holders can vote on changes or upgrades that need to be undertaken on the platform.
The NFT Mining Game
The players that do not want to play the RPG can play the NFT mining game. Players can stake NFTs to earn passive income. ChainGuardians has also partnered with several NFT projects to add variety and offer more unique experiences to players.
To stake, users can purchase their own NFTs or choose them from a supported project like the CryptoVerse Alliance. After selecting an NFT, the player can start mining and earn ChainGuardian Credits (CGC). The player can use them to make in-game purchases in the ChainGuardians RPG or convert them to the ChainGuardian Governance (CGG) token.
The ChainGuardians platform has its native token, the CGG token, earned in two ways. They can play the NFT mining game and earn tokens through staking. When players win block rewards, they are credited with CGC which can be converted into CGG tokens. Players can also earn the CGG token through the ChainGuardians RPG.
The governance token is an ERC-20 token and is based on the Ethereum blockchain. The CGG token has the following use cases.
- Staking: Players can stake their CGG tokens and earn NFTs.
- Governance: The CGG token is a governance token and allows token holders to vote on any changes that have to be implemented on the ChainGuardians platform.
- Payment system: Players can use the CGG token as a payment system, earning revenues through buybacks.
The $CGG token’s primary function is to reward players. The POWER token backs the platform’s liquidity pool.
The CGG token is in line with the team’s vision of creating growth and community-led development. The players can earn tokens by staking NFTs in the mining game. For every block mined, the player earns CGC tokens which can be converted to CGG tokens.
All guardians have a power rating that equates to a maximum score of 100. Additionally, there are 12 attributes outlined below:
- Natural ability
- Armor and weapon score
- Guardian skills (strength, stamina, intellect, agility)
- Magical item
- Active score
- Fame score
ChainGuardians has significant potential and is seeing continued improvement. The game has successfully integrated liquidity mining and staking, and blockchain concepts to give players a gamified experience. With the platform continuously developing the in-game experience, it hopes to attract more crypto and anime enthusiasts. The platform is also working on a 3D game that could be launched at the end of the year.